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Scott Daniel Henry

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tustin, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
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About Scott

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Mr. Henry has worked in the criminal defense sector for over 10 years. He began his legal career working for a variety of criminal defense attorney’s where he served as a law clerk preparing several firm’s attorneys for a vast variety of cases ranging from multiple Homicide gang cases to driving under the influence allegations. While working for these firms, Mr. Henry truly found his passion in helping defend individuals that were facing criminal charges. During Law School, Mr. Henry was a Certified Law Clerk for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office- Gang Unit. Within this unit he argued gang preliminary hearings, motions and was a key member in preparing Police Officers for trial.

While in Law School Mr. Henry was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for being top in his class for criminal procedure. Mr. Henry also served as the class Vice President.

Mr. Henry successfully was admitted to the California State Bar and currently works as a Criminal Defense Attorney for The Law Offices of Scott Henry.

Mr. Henry is a current member of several organizations and has attended hours of continued education in handling DUI and criminal cases. These organizations include: California DUI Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the North Orange County Bar Association.

Mr. Henry for a number of years has worked very hard in obtaining favorable outcomes on behalf of his clients. Mr. Henry is aggressive and knowledgeable in his advocating in which he uses his education and years of experience to obtain the best possible result for each and every client. Mr. Henry is a personable and very outgoing attorney. These personal skills have helped him create a great rapport with prosecutors and Judges throughout Southern California. Mr. Henry is well respected by Judges, District Attorneys, Police Officers, Expert Witnesses and the Private Defense Bar.

Mr. Henry has handled hundreds of DUI and Criminal Cases where he has achieved and continues to achieve nothing but outstanding results for his clients. Mr. Henry has been described by his clients as a “Life Saver!” Posted by Gus, a DUI client, about a year ago and his representation was described by a past client as “Exceptional” Posted by Travis, a Criminal Defense client, 8 months ago. Steven, a DUI client, 4 months ago has urged others to “Hire This Attorney!”.

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Location

Law Offices of Scott Henry
17581 Irvine Blvd.
Suite 100
Tustin, CA, 92780
Riverside Office
3750 University Avenue
Suite 680
Riverside, CA, 92501
San Bernardino Office
198 North Arrowhead Ave
suite 21
San Bernardino, CA, 92408
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Reviews

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Posted by Tommy | March 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second Felony DUI
Second Felony DUI no jail time you should hire Scott Henry I had paid another Attorney to waste money and jail time Don't take a chance with your life He is outstanding knowing everything ahead Thanks you again for my life and for leaving this behind my life
Posted by Helen L. | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Trustworthy Lawyer
Scott Henry is an experienced and outstanding lawyer. He successfully represented me and got my domestic violence case rejected. I was so distressed when I had first called him. I explained what happened and how unfair the situation was. I was extremely worried because I had never been arrested before by the police. After Scott learned about the details, he assured, informed and gave me a plan of action of what he would do to handle the case for me. I hired him because I felt that I could trust him. I'm so glad I hired him because he handled everything quickly, professionally, and with confidence. He successfully got my case rejected and even went above and beyond for me to ensure that my record with the police was changed to detained. Scott is a knowledgeable, smart, and a trustworthy lawyer. I highly recommend him. Thank you Scott for help me! Because of you, I am able to sleep much better now and go back to feeling normal again!
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Posted by Devin | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable
I had contacted Scott for an assessment of my case and right off the bat I knew I had called the right person. Scott began asking me about every detail of the situation I had been in. He had set up a plan while on our first call together. Even though I had not contacted the DMV within the 10 day period Scott had gotten me my license back so that I could continue to get to work. Scott and his team kept me informed every step of the way and were very professional. He had gotten my DUI dropped down to a wet and reckless and had walked me through the process on how to go about taking care of classes and court fees. Even after everything was said and done Scott gave me a call just to make sure everything went well. I highly recommend Scott and his team of professionals if you are in this situation. They know what they are doing and will take care of you every step of the way. Thanks again Scott.
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Posted by Andy | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best out there - very highly recommend
Scott proved excellent from start to finish in representing me in a difficult and complex case. Scott was very attuned to getting the best result whilst always aiming mitigate the risk to myself. Throughout, he explained thoroughly the legal standpoint and outlined process in way I could understand it. He was also very genuine throughout and great at following up. If you want someone whose going to represent you and do his level best to do so in the right way - then Scott is the lawyer to hire and depend upon!
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
Excellent attorney - cannot recommend enough!
If you are reading this review, you were probably arrested for DUI in the last 10 days and are going through the worst phase of your life. Thanks to my experience with Scott, I can tell you that this terrible time will come to and end in a few months and you will be able to get past it. Unfortunately I was arrested for DUI in Feb 2015 in Big Bear California. I didn't know what to do, where to start. Our mailbox was spammed with newsletters from hundreds of lawyers. We searched on Avvo and Scott was one of the first lawyers I contacted. This was Day 2 and Scott heard me out and gave me very practical information about things he could do and some of the outcomes we could expect (best case/worst case). He never gave any false promises - which even though we might have liked to hear would not be good. I also spoke to about 5 other lawyers but I didn't have as much confidence in any one else. I contacted the other top law firms listed on Avvo but found that the reviews were often for the partners and I ended up talking to lawyers who were pretty new there. I went with Scott because I knew that he would himself handle my case. Scott's fees are very reasonable for what he was able to accomplish for me. Scott immediately filed for DMV hearing and got an extension on the temp license. He kept me well-informed about the progress at court . The BAC was 0.08 and Scott was able to negotiate with the DA's office to reduce the DUI charge to 2 traffic violations. I am soon going to get my license back! The whole process took about 6 months. Thank you Scott. We wish you all the very best in your career and thanks!
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2015
The Winning Edge
Scott was very easy to work with and took a very proactive and confident approach to my case. He allowed me to focus my attention on my own normal work week, and took total control of my case and take the lead with dealing with the court system. It was reassuring that I had Scott in my corner and get me a positive result in my case. If you are looking for someone who is very knowledgable in his field, trustworthy, and someone that will support you 100%, I would highly recommend Scott Henry as you Attorney of choice.
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Posted by Gabriel | June 26, 2015
Excellent
Scott Henry made my DUI case simple! I got a DUI last September and blew a .12. I originally hired another attorney who gave me the run around and lie after lie for 9 months. I hired Scott one week before my court hearing and I'm so glad I did! He was able to get my charges reduced to a lesser charge with only ONE WEEK to prepare. Because of Scott, I can still start nursing school next month. Trust me, you'll be glad you hired Scott Henry to represent you!
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Posted by Kirk | May 24, 2015
Destressed
Thanks to Scott I am able to go back to a normal life. I was charged with a DUI and had my license taken away for refusing a chemical test. Scott was able to prove that I was injured and unable to clearly understand what I was refusing to at the time of my arrest. Scott believed in me and went above and beyond my expectations. He took my case and gave 110%, even took time to meet with me on a Saturday. I would recommend Scott Henry to anyone and everyone who needs an attorney who will actually fight for you and win your case. I was able to keep my license and continue my normal daily life. Thank you Scott!
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
What an amazing experience!
This was probably the most stressful thing I've ever had to deal with in my life. I had a DUI and then three months later, a Public Intoxication. Your case is what you make of it, truly. Scott guided me in what I needed to do, and all of my work allowed him to really fight for me. The public Intoxication charge was dropped, and all cal tran hours were dropped for the DUI. Scott literally saved any chance of me having a career in my field, and all the while, made me feel confident, and comfortable when I was freaking out scared. He will fight for you, but you should definitely do your part. Stand up guy, for sure.
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Posted by Brad | October 24, 2014
DUI Expunged!!
Mr. Henry did a fantastic job for me in getting my DUI expunged; he really knows what he is doing. I had been told it was possible to have it expunged, but I didn’t really believe it until I met Scott. I am glad I found him he is a great person and I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. Thank you Scott.
Posted by ray | October 9, 2014
My case was dismissed!
My case was a very complex one in which i was charged for a crime i didnt committ and didn't find out until 8 months later. I was totally blindsided by this and didn't know where to turn. Attorney Scott Henry stepped up and took my case and got all the facts straight. The case ended up getting dismissed thanks to Scotts' knowledge of the court system.
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Posted by Chris | September 13, 2014
Pilot stays out of trouble
My experience with Scott Henry exceeded my expectations for numerous reasons. Not only was my involvement in the process minimized due to his (and his staff's) detail oriented follow up, but the fine/penalty I was given was on the lower end of what I was expecting. As I am a pilot, continued employment is contingent upon a clean driving record; numerous moving violations can adversely affect a pilot's ability to renew his/her license with the FAA. As such, when I was initially cited by the CA Hwy patrol, I was fearful of the consequences. Scott and his staff assuaged my fears, but also adequately explained both the best and worst case scenarios in a non "legalese" fashion that was easy to comprehend. His thorough knowledge of the process was effectively communicated, and the course of events occurred exactly as he explained. He didn't simply promise the world and paint a rosy picture, I feel as though he under promised and over delivered. The result was a manageable fine, and the equivalent of a parking ticket noted on my driving record. My cousin, an attorney, referred me to Scott and his firm; if this incident was serious enough for him to refer me elsewhere, I knew better than to hire my cousin, or to go it alone. I couldn't have been happier with the result.
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Posted by Steven | April 23, 2014
Hire This Attorney!
I hired attorney Scott Henry because I was arrested for DUI in September of 2013 with a BAC of 0.12. I thoroughly investigated several attorneys to defend me and I chose Mr. Henry because he impressed me with his knowledge of the DUI laws and his aggressive attitude. After meeting with Scott I believed that he would give me excellent representation and the best chance for getting the most favorable outcome possible. I was not wrong on either point. First came the DMV hearing which Scott was able to win. This was a huge relief! The DMV gave me back my license and I did not have to endure the problems associated with a license suspension. Next began the long drawn out process of going to multiple court appearances, gathering all of the evidence associated with my case and building a defense. Finally, Scott began negotiating with the Deputy District Attorney on my behalf. He knew the DA’s personally and how they operate. He knew when to be aggressive and when to back off. He was able to use this knowledge to get my charge reduced to a wet reckless. This was a major coup in my opinion. I did not have to endure the financial and long term impact of having a DUI on my driving and criminal records nor the humiliation that comes with a conviction. Scott did a fantastic job in leading me through the entire process and fought hard to get me the best possible outcome available for my situation. There is one final point I should make. You must take part in your own defense. I really liked how Scott encouraged me to take an active role in my case. Do your own research and pass the information on to Scott. Discuss your case with him. Together we were able to dissect my case point by point and develop a winning strategy. Many lawyers do not want your active participation but that is not the case with Mr. Henry. In summary I cannot recommend attorney Scott Henry to you strongly enough. Hire him and you will not regret it.
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Posted by Travis | December 17, 2013
Exceptional Representation
Scott Henry truly made my life easy. I could not have asked for better support. I had a case this summer, in which an incident occurred during a hockey game at the Honda Center, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, wearing the right team’s jersey! But because of what I was wearing, I was profiled to be the cause of the debacle. Security grabbed me and my friend, slammed us against the wall and treated us like criminals. The police then escorted us to jail to spend the next six hours because the security guards filed a false claim against us. Mind you I spent the last two years of my life as a prison guard in a maximum security prison, I am pursuing a criminal justice degree and spent four and half years of my life in the United States Army, so being treated like a criminal isn't something I ever anticipated in my future. From the very first time I spoke with Scott he alleviated all of my worry. He thoroughly explained the court proceedings I would endure and assured me that everything would be taken care of. He assisted me with every single legal step along the way. Scott took care of everything and as unfair and unjust my situation was he made the process very simple for me. I never missed work or had to attend court because Scott took care of it all. It was the most seamless court case I have ever been associated with. He justly defended me, and my integrity. He was always very timely in his responses to any inquiry I had and I was never left with any unanswered questions. In regards to my incident, it was a case of the wrongly accused and Scott and his team made sure that justice was served. Scott truly does go above and beyond for his clients, and for this I am truly grateful. I will recommend him to friends, family and anyone in search of an outstanding lawyer. Thank you again Scott!
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Posted by David | December 15, 2013
Excellent service and follow up
Attorney Scott Henry was able to terminate my probation and expunge my record in an extremely time sensitive situation where a job opportunity was on the line... He was very professional and clear about the possible outcome and understood my need for immediate action, and despite my complicating matters by trying to handle the case myself, he was able to deliver, and in the necessary time frame. Best experience i've ever had with an attorney!
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Posted by Nick | October 26, 2013
Scott Henry and his associates helped save my law career by reducing my DUI to Wet Reckless with minimal probation.
Unfortunately, at the time I was arrested and charged with DUI, my application with the California Bar was pending. If I was convicted with a DUI, I would have gotten a minimum of 3 years probation and this meant my chances of becoming an attorney slim, at least for the next 4-5 years even though I worked so hard and struggled through law school. Factually, the prosecutor had a strong case against me. So Scott had to put in motion his special negotiation skills and his know how, to try to get me out of a DUI. Luckily, almost a year after my arrest, Scott and his team were able to negotiate a plea of "wet reckless" which carried with it only 1 year probation, but terminable in 6 months as long as I have not committed another offense and have complied with the probationary requirements such as paying the fees, attend one MADD class, etc. I recommend him and his team highly as they are very professional and knowledgeable in defending DUI cases.
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Posted by Gus | July 25, 2013
Life Saver!
Mr. Henry is a great attorney. It was very apparent from the beginning that he truly cares about each and every one of his clients. Throughout my entire case Mr. Henry kept me informed making me feel as though I was his only client. In the end, Mr. Henry was able to reduce my case from a DUI to a wet and reckless even though my blood alcohol level was a .24. He truly saved me from losing my license! I would highly recommend Mr. Henry’s services as he is knowledgeable and truly cares about the outcome of each case.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Scott Henry
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices Of Thomas Wallin
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Offices Of Thomas Wallin
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Office Manager
  • Law Offices Of Thomas Wallin
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Offices Of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices Of Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr.
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • La Pier and Associates
  • Certificate of Training in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • 2016
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • DUI Forensics
  • 2014
  • Intoximeters
  • Alcohol Sensor FST Operator
  • 2014
  • Trinity Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • California St Univ Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. KA
  • DUI Case Dismissed, DMV Set Aside
  • People v. TG
  • DUI charges dismissed. Client pled to "Dry Reckless" a non- alcohol related offense.
  • People v. DF
  • PC 647(f) Case Dismissed.
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Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Top 10 under 40- Client Satisfaction
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trial Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Officer
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • North Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Trinity Law School
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Trinity Law School
  • Officer
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Orange County DUI Attorneys
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Forensics and Blood Draws
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Recognized Excellent DUI Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • DUI Trial Lawyer
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2014
  • DUI Certificate
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • DUI Certificate
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2014
  • DUI Trial Certificate
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • DUI Trial Certificate
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013
  • DUI Trial Advocacy
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2012
  • American Jurisprudence Award- Criminal Procedure
  • Trinity Law School
  • 2010
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Publications

  • California DUI Guide
  • The Effects of Missouri v. McNeely in DUI Defense
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • DeSales Law Building
  • Pretrial Negotiations on DUI Cases
  • 2014
  • DeSales DUI Law Updates
  • Blood Draws in DUI Cases
  • 2014
  • UCI Mock Trial Event
  • Presiding Trial Judge
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (24)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a great lawyer and strong advocate for his clients. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an outstanding attorney who always goes the extra mile for his clients. He is smart and crafty, which is reflected in the great results he gets for his clients. If I needed an attorney, I would call Scott."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a great attorney who has a passion for the law and helping his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse and recommend Scott. He is a true professional and a zealous advocate for his clients. Scott goes the extra mile to ensure his clients get the best results in their matters. He is respected and liked amongst opposing counsel, the court staff, and the bench. I strongly endorse Scott as a great criminal defense attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is always very professional and is well liked by judges and DA's, which helps his clients to always get the best deals possible. Scott also has a strong knowledge of the law and his clients are lucky to have him on their side!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott really knows his stuff! Great lawyer and great asset to the AVVO community!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott knows DUI and cares about his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent advocate for his clients and knows the law. A fierce advocate, well respected and known in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Henry is an exceptional lawyer and a well respected member of the legal community. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Henry in Riverside county and I can attest to the vigorous level of representation he provides to all his clients. Mr. Henry is a tireless advocate and it is without hesitation that I endorse him!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Scott Henry for the last several years. He is very knowledgeable about DUI and criminal defense. Scott truly cares about his clients and works hard to obtain the best results for each and every client."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Henry is a knowledgeable, passionate, and talented attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse him and recommend him as an advocate for those who are in need of top representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Henry is an excellent attorney and works hard for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been very impressed with the skill, dedication and compassion Mr. Henry has for his clients. Mr. Henry has challenged himself to learn the law and court practice tips that often times take lawyers years to learn, if they ever do. If Mr. Henry is representing you on your DUI, you are in good hands with experience beyond his years."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is an outstanding attorney. I think what seperates him from most is his "refuse to lose" attitude. He brings a tenacity to his defense approach that most attorneys do not possess. You add that to his natural lawyering skills and you get an outstanding criminal defense attorney that obtains phenomenal results. I fully endorse this lawyer."
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